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A city break in Prague offers historical insights, varied architectural styles and a hearty cuisine, making it suitable for a year-round escape.

The Czech capital, nicknamed The City of a Hundred Spires, is home to an array of Gothic and medieval architecture. There’s the Old Town Square, which features the world-famous Astronomical Tower and the Church of Our Lady before Týn. The city also boasts the iconic Charles Bridge and its alleys of statues. Prague Castle, a sprawling complex built in the ninth century, also calls the capital home. You’ll be surprised with just how often you’ll come face to face with intricately-designed bridges and buildings in Prague.

Prague is chock-full of landmarks, many boasting panoramic scenes of the city. To the southwest of the castle complex, you can ascend Petrin Hill on foot or by funicular train to reach Petrin Tower for picturesque views over the city. You can also dine inside the Dancing House, check out the Lennon Wall graffiti or cruise down the Vltava River.

There are a number of local restaurants and bars across Prague’s districts. You can find them serving up traditional dishes like goulash – a stew of spiced meat and vegetables – and dumplings. For dessert, expect sweet treats such as Trdelník chimney cake and palačinky pancakes. You can wash these down with Czech beer in the warmer months or mulled wine and hot chocolate when it’s chilly.

Václav Havel Airport is located west of the city, about 40 kilometres from Prague’s city centre.


From $26 per night

This weekend

From $125 per night

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From $319 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.08
Language Czech
Average weekend price $75 per night
Average weekday price $79 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Prague is a lovely city with a well preserved City centre...

March 24, 2023

Prague is a lovely city with a well preserved City centre which is very walkable. Good selection of restaurants and pubs cafes. Not quite as cheap as it was but good selection of alternatives. Stayed in a nice modern hotel 25 mins walk from City centre but with nearby trams and metro. Lovely food in local Sangam Indian Restaurant near to the hotel. Green tomato Restaurant serves lovely pizzas.

Liam Ireland

There is a lot to see and Prague has a very good public...

March 24, 2023

There is a lot to see and Prague has a very good public transport system to reach all the spots of interest. I am interested in Art Nouveau - just now there is a good Mucha exhibition. The restaurants in the old town city square and around were more expensive and to compensate for that, of low quality! It was a big surprise that all restaurants offered only 2 types of beer - Pilsner Urquell and Kozel! Is Czech not a beer nation? What happens to competition? I bought a special Prague Card, which I was not very happy about since it was necessary to show this card at the ticket offices and exchange for tickets, so it did not help to avoid queues. Also I must say that the people who work at city Tourist Information Centres were not very friendly. Most probably, tired of tourists.

Dina Norway

You can visit almost all the historical and tourists...

March 24, 2023

You can visit almost all the historical and tourists attraction by walking. The transportation system was decent as well. You could just nip into any cafe or restaurant around to try something new, or find any of the brands like McDonald or Burger king at every corner. We had a nice time at Globe Book Store, the food was decent there. The queue for entering Prague palace and some of the other locations was crazy long so I would Avoid dropping by on weekends.

Roozbeh Slovakia

Prague gets very busy so best visit slightly out of season.

March 23, 2023

Prague gets very busy so best visit slightly out of season. Hundreds of bars and restaurants, plus lots of outlets for the popular 'chimney cakes'. Great beer, especially if you like lager. For a darker stronger brew try 'Master' at U Vejvodu with its cavernous beer hall downstairs, or superb craft beers at U Kunstatu, and visit U Medvidku where they have been brewing their own beers for centuries (the hearty Czech food here is very good too). Must sees: Prague Castle complex with St Vitus Cathedral; Kakfa's Head kinetic sculpture which 'performs' on the hour in daytime for 15 minutes; the Charles Bridge with its many sculptures, buskers and artists; take an elevator to the top of the 'Dancing House' and a drink buys you access to its viewpoint terrace or for the most 'Insta' friendly viewpoint of the Old Square head for the tiny terrace atop the U Prince hotel. On a more serious note, for some grim but fascinating history visit the small free museum at the crypt under St Cyril and Methodius Church where Czech paratroopers made their last stand against hundreds of Nazi troops after the assassination of a top SS commander, as seen in the movie Anthropoid.

Leon United Kingdom

Amazing city with vast history and very walkable even with a...

March 21, 2023

Amazing city with vast history and very walkable even with a stroller. There is so much to see, that even a week is too short. Some very good options for food as well in the city center, very good public transport and overall friendly city.

Matei-Ioan Romania

Prague is a beautiful, walkable city though it does have...

March 20, 2023

Prague is a beautiful, walkable city though it does have areas that are heavily hilly and require many steps to get up steep streets. There is plenty of transportation options however for these issues. The city boasts incredibly beautiful buildings with lots of art nouveau and baroque/rococo styles. Aside from the myriad of churches, art work, and monumental buildings, there is rich Jewish history, abundant music concerts that are accessible- jazz, classical etc. Favorite places were the Jewish Museum/Quarter, St. Nicholas Church and Bellfrie, and the Monastery Library. Avoid street food - as appealing as it may be- it is super overpriced and often not even real Czech food (especially sugary treats). Go eat where the locals eat instead.And careful on the Charles Bridge as pickpocketers are rampant.

karynm United States of America

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